Compare gas price plans

Finding the right gas plan for your home

Not sure which gas price plan to choose? In this article we'll break down the costs involved and compare gas rates from different energy providers in the Irish market. 

Find the perfect fit for your home, save money, and stay warm - all in just a few clicks. 

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Comparing gas plans in the Irish energy market

Our standard gas plan has a variable rate tariff with a 12-month contract term and discount duration. Below, we've compared our best gas plan with similar offers from other gas suppliers in the Irish energy market:



Bord Gáis Energy

Bord Gáis Energy

Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland

SSE Airtricity

SSE Airtricity

Energia

Energia


Discount

Bord Gáis Energy

20%

Electric Ireland

22%

SSE Airtricity

20%

Energia

10%


Estimated annual bill

Bord Gáis Energy

€1,236

Electric Ireland

€1,307

SSE Airtricity

€1,280.92*

Energia

€1,377.77


Welcome Bonus

Bord Gáis Energy

€50

Electric Ireland

€0

SSE Airtricity

€0

Energia

€0


Estimated 1st year cost incl. Welcome Bonus

Bord Gáis Energy

€1,186.33

Electric Ireland

€1,307

SSE Airtricity

€1,280.92*

Energia

€1,377.77


Difference vs Bord Gáis Energy

Bord Gáis Energy

-

Electric Ireland

€120.67

SSE Airtricity

€94.59*

Energia

€191.44 


Gas unit rates

Bord Gáis Energy

8.94 cents per kWh

Electric Ireland

9.364 cents per kWh

SSE Airtricity

9.156 cents* per kWh

Energia

10.13 cents per kWh


Carbon tax

Bord Gáis Energy

1.104 c/kWh

Electric Ireland

1.104 c/kWh

SSE Airtricity

1.104 c/kWh

Energia

1.104 c/kWh


Contract/discount duration

Bord Gáis Energy

12 months

Electric Ireland

12 months

SSE Airtricity

12 months

Energia

12 months


Annual standing charge

Bord Gáis Energy

€218.545

Electric Ireland

€250.77

SSE Airtricity

€152.29

Energia

€141.60


Payment method

Bord Gáis Energy

Direct debit

Electric Ireland

Direct debit

SSE Airtricity

Direct debit

Energia

Credit or debit card


Access to Senior Hurling Championship match tickets and giveaways**

Bord Gáis Energy

Electric Ireland

SSE Airtricity

Energia


Exclusive access to shows at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre***

Bord Gáis Energy

Electric Ireland

SSE Airtricity

Energia

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The Estimated Annual Bill is calculated based on an average annual consumption of 11,000 kWh in gas (as defined by the CRU) less any percentage discounts.

All prices shown are correct as of 11 June 2024 and include VAT at 9%. A PSO levy applies and is currently charged at €0.

*SSE Airtricity have announced reduction in its gas prices by 10% from 1st July. its standing charges will remain the same.

**Customers who join our Rewards club will have exclusive access to buy Senior Hurling Championship tickets for select games, access to competitions for ticket giveaways and GAA Legends Tours of Croke Park as well as to special pre-game events throughout the season.

***Customers who join our Rewards club will have exclusive access to buy presale, flash sale and VIP tickets and to competitions for ticket giveaways for events at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

How to switch and save on your gas costs?

It's quick and easy! Switching will only take a few minutes. You'll need:

  • GPRN found on recent bill from your current supplier
  • A gas meter read
  • Your payment details
  • Once you’ve signed up we’ll contact your old supplier, so you don’t have to. 

And don’t worry, there’s no disruption to your supply. The process takes about 2 weeks and once complete we'll send you a Welcome Pack.

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It depends if you are still in contract. Some plans need you to sign up for 12 or 24 month contract. When your contract is over, you're free to switch to Bord Gáis Energy. However, if you leave before the end of the contract, you'll usually have to pay an early exit fee. Depending on the provider and plan, that fee could cost between €50 and €100

Usually, no. If your contract is over you can switch at any time. You can simply go to the compare plans page, select the plan of your choice, complete our simple sign up form, and we'll take care of everything from there.

No. Switching is a smooth and transparent process for customers, and there will be no disruption in your energy supply.

The process takes about 14 days. Once is completed, you’ll receive our Welcome Pack.

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Dual Fuel and electricity plans

If you use both gas and electricity for your home’s energy, consider switching to a dual fuel plan. These plans include both gas and electricity tariffs and are available for both smart and non-smart meter types. 

Options include standard rate, smart, weekend discount, EV plans, Green Electricity plans, and many more.

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Got a smart electricity meter?

Switch to a smart dual fuel or smart electricity plan to benefit from cheaper off-peak rates.

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Frequently asked questions

Your gas consumption is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) and charged based on the gas unit rate.

Natural gas prices are influenced by various factors including wholesale gas prices, demand, and regulatory changes.

Gas Networks Ireland is responsible for maintaining and operating the gas network, ensuring a reliable supply to all Irish households.

You have a 14-day cooling-off period to change your mind without any penalties.

Yes, we offer convenient online account management, including paperless billing options.

Yes, we offer competitive business gas prices tailored to the needs of Irish businesses. For more information, visit our business energy hub.

Switching your gas provider to us offers you competitive energy prices, exclusive offers of home energy efficiency services, and access to our Rewards club.

Join us on our journey to Net Zero

We're dedicated to supporting Ireland's transition to a low-carbon future. We offer a range of home energy efficiency services to help you reduce your energy consumption and contribute to a greener environment. 

From smart thermostats to solar panels and heat pumps, our solutions are designed to make your home more energy-efficient and sustainable.

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